In only their third year at Senior, Ciarán Kilkenny-inspired Castleknock came out on the right side of a Dublin Club Championship epic with star-studded Oliver Plunketts at Parnell Park.
It speaks to Kilkenny's performance that it could even be considered on par with new recruit Séamus O'Carroll, an inter-county star with Limerick, who fired 1-10 of the winners' 2-18 on a monumental night in Clontarf. All Star Kilkenny was good for 1-2, but ran the show alongside his young teammates in a club clash for the ages.
Plunketts, with the Brogans, Gareth 'Nesty' Smith and Paul Galvin in their ranks, came up just short with 2-15 of their own, as relative newcomers Castleknock marched on towards the quarter-finals.
Speaking to Kevin O'Brien of The42.ie after the game, Kilkenny put the magnitude of the contest into context, explaining how a defeated Alan Brogan had summed up events quite succinctly while congratulating his side's conquerors on the night:
Alan (Brogan) came into the dressing room afterwards and he said it himself that it was one of the best club games he’s ever played in.
You can watch highlights of the mammoth encounter below, courtesy of Dublin GAA: